Online Giving at RUMC

Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet. Or you can enter one-time contributions from the internet or by smart phone.

To get started, simply follow these easy steps:

  • Click on the Online Giving button below. This will take you to our church’s online giving webpage.

  • Click on our Create Profile button on that webpage.

  • Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring or one-time contributions.

Family Game Night
On Friday, September 14th, the children’s ministry will be leading a Family Game Night in Fellowship Hall—to provide wholesome fun for families and friends. Family Game Night is an experiment that the sponsors hope to repeat on a quarterly basis. Come and share a delightful evening with your children.

Monday Ladies Small Group
All the women of the church and the Riverview community are invited to the Monday Ladies small group Bible study. Led by Diana Williams, the ladies will meet in Sunday school room #6 from 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM every Monday. Visit soon and bring a friend—see if this small group is the place for you!

Vision Committee News
Together with our new pastor, church leadership has decided to reconvene our Vision Committee. We had our first restarted Vision meeting on Monday, August 6th. During the meeting, we developed many outreach initiatives involving children, youth, young adults and seniors. We have also decided to review the operation of our food bank and thrift store (RESTORE) and how we can cooperate with the branch of ECHO that will be operating nearby starting this Fall.

Our next Vision Meeting is planned for Monday, October 1st at 7:00 PM. We have invited Beth Potter from the Gulf Central District to represent their concerns at our October 1st meeting. Everyone who has an interest in the life of our church is invited to attend that next Vision Committee meeting.

RESTORE Needs Your Support
Families come to RESTORE for food and clothing assistance. They are from all walks of life, many are elderly or handicapped, and many come with children and babies. Every Tuesday and Thursday the come, and many are in desperate need of basic essentials, trying to get by for another day or week. For example, in August, RESTORE provided food to 493 families comprising 1,574 people in the Riverview area.

During the past few months, our primary source of food—the U.S. Department of Agriculture—has greatly reduced their food deliveries. In consequence, our demand is gradually overwhelming our supply. RESTORE is asking our congregation to donate non-perishable food items, personal hygiene items, and slightly used clothing in good, clean condition.

RESTORE is also in need of dependable volunteers to work in both the Food Pantry and the Thrift Store. If you are interested in working as a volunteer, contact Dawn Parks at (813)454-9370 or Jan Crichton at (813)493-6608.
Pastors Message
About Us

8002 U. S. Highway 301 South, Riverview, FL  33578  813-677-5995
Sunday Services
Faith Groups/Sunday School, 9:00 AM-9:55 AM
Relationships/Refreshment, 10:00 AM-10:25 AM
Worship Service, 10:30 AM
Hispanic Worship Service
 12:00 Noon

Rev. Louis Telcy, Pastor
Norma Encarnacion, Lay Pastor, Hispanic Congregationn

Here at Riverview First United Methodist Church, it is our mission to win people to Christ, to train believers to become disciples, and to send disciples to impact our community and the world for Jesus Christ.
Download the September, 2018
Bell Newsletter from this link.
Download the Prayer Tree for 
September 16th from this link.
Bible Passage of the Week
We Are God’s Children Inscribed on His Palms

Can a woman forget her nursing child, fail to pity the child of her womb?   Even these may forget, but I won’t forget you.
Look, on my palms I’ve inscribed you; your walls are before me continually.
Isaiah 49:15-16 (CEB)

He didn’t spare his own Son but gave him up for us all. Won’t he also freely give us all things with him?
Romans 8:32 (CEB)

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Friday, September 14
Nominations Committee Meeting.  Library, 6:30 PM
Family Game Night.  Fellowship Hall, 7:00-9:00 PM

Wednesday, September 19
Bishop Carter's "The Cross and the Flame Gathering". Harvest UMC, Lakewood Ranch, 6:30 PM

Monday, October 1
Vision Meeting.  Library, 7:00 PM (everyone invited)

Sunday, October 7
New Members Reception.  Fellowship Hall, 11:45 AM

Saturday, October 20
Flapjack Fundraiser.  Applebees Restaurant, Providence and Lumsden, Brandon, 8:00-10:00 AM

Saturday, October 27
Harvest Festival.  Details forthcoming.

Sunday, October 28
Special Church Council Meeting.  Fellowship Hall, 11:45 AM.

Saturday, November 3
Charge Conference. St. Andrews UMC, 2:30 PM
Senior Care Important at RUMC

Are you looking for a way to serve your church, your community, your Lord? We are starting a new small group at RUMC, a Senior Care Group. As you know, we are a church full of older senior citizens and some not so old. We are not doing enough for these folks.

Do you have an extra hour or two a week to visit? Perhaps bring a meal or snack? Offer help in other ways? We believe you are just waiting for the right opportunity to serve. You can decide when and how. We need YOU. Our congregation and community need YOU.

Let me know who you know that would appreciate a visit or some other caring concern. Perhaps you have a neighbor or friend that would enjoy some company occasionally. We want to target anyone who isn’t getting enough contact with other people. God loves you and so do we at RUMC.

Connie Mosley (813)766-7104